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CAN A RHESUS NEGATIVE WOMAN MARRY RHESUS POSITIVE MAN?

25 Aug, 2019 at 11:33AM    719    0

CAN A RHESUS NEGATIVE WOMAN MARRY RHESUS POSITIVE MAN?
Yes, she can. Rhesus factor is not a reason why a couple with dissimilar rhesus factors should not marry. And this is for the simple fact that there is a remedy to preventing the reaction from occurring.

As earlier stated, a rhesus negative woman will only be at risk of sensitization if;

1. She is carrying a rhesus negative baby or fetus .

2. She fails to receive the RhoGAM injection when it is needed

3. She gets transfused with a rhesus positive blood .

Outside of the above listed circumstances, she is free of any sensitization reaction. And again, a rhesus positive woman doesn't have any reason to worry whether or not her baby is rhesus positive or rhesus negative and neither should she worry if her hubby is negative or even positive. The only instance when she is to exercise caution is she is rhesus negative.

NB:

The rhesus factor is the "+" sign that is written alongside one's blood group. So, your blood group can be written as 0+ or it could be A+ or A-. The "+" sign is just telling you that you are rhesus positive while the sign is the designation for rhesus negative. So whenever you see any of those signs, just know they are referring to rhesus factor.
Also note that rhesus factor has nothing to do with genotype. Genotype is another thing entirely.


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